ST 4 The leading role of local governments in achieving a sustainable city
ResumoThere is a clear link between the actions of the cities about climate change and the larger goals of being a low-carbon economy, poverty eradication and global environmental governance. The role of cities in this new institutional architecture, as defined by the United Nations, is a unique opportunity for cooperation. Shares of cities serve as a catalyst for national governments, aiming to provide support to public policies, creating a virtuous circle. The purpose of the present work is to demonstrate that, faced with a troubling and urgent climate reality, local governments have taken responsibility and have been working in the formulation of public policies with the participation of various actors in society. The research developed in this article can be classified as the goals as exploratory. For this study, we adopted the bibliographical research and document analysis as research strategies. It underlines that this concentration of political efforts demonstrates the urgency in the scientific community of new and timely research on how climate change will affect urban areas.